Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | January 20, 2013
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SUICIDE OR MURDER?
Apart from being a great dancer and a computer whiz, young Special Constable Kennard Chong also vowed never to let his family down.

Fear fuels not-guilty verdicts
WESTERN BUREAU:There are growing fears in St James that guilty men are being allowed to walk free because jurors are too afraid to deliver the correct verdict.

Extraordinary Jamaicans
Three extraordinary Jamaicans were selected from a pool of 30 nominees to receive a cash prize of $100,000 each.

Hold teachers accountable
Educator and programme manager at the Mutual Building Societies Foundation (MBSF), Dr Renée Rattray, is urging school administrators to cultivate a culture of documenting while rigorously analysing data to improve the management of the institutions.

Farewell Augusta
A woman of integrity and one who honoured her Christian values and her Catholic faith were some of descriptions of Marie Therese Augusta Payne at a thanksgiving service for her yesterday at the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Clean up your act ...
Western Bureau:The Broadcasting Commission is about to embark on another tough drive to ensure that the entities it regulates operate at an acceptable standard.

Edith on the health sector user fee issue:
The Government's decision to revisit, and possibly tweak the no-user-fee policy at public hospitals has been welcomed by former head of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Edith Allwood-Anderson.

Doomsday ahead?
With the gamut of biting criticisms and roars of disapproval blasting the Portia Simpson Miller-led administration from all angles, a fresh verbal assault has been unleashed by a former high-profile member of the People's National Party (PNP).

Phillips changes course
As he struggles to secure a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is warning that the realities of the day mean there is no space for "abstract and age-old ideologies".

Fire leaves Omni complex workers jobless
More than 150 persons will be without jobs come tomorrow after a massive fire gutted the Omni Industries complex in Twickenham Park, St Catherine, yesterday.

Search those cops
Frequent claims by persons that rogue cops murder unarmed persons and plant guns on the crime scene have sparked the attention of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

Police plead for help to fight crime
The failure of the State to ensure structured social intervention in depressed communities is being blamed for the problems the police face in keeping the lid on crimes in these areas.

Edith's next chapter - Resilient in retirement
She feared no-one be it minister or prime minister and, during her long tenure as president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), her sharp tongue was always ready to uncoil.


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